PhD, Epidemiology and Public Health
University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom
MSc, Applied Public Health and Environmental Hygiene
University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece
University of Patras, Patra, Greece
Evangelia Simou is a Senior Research Statistician on the Data Analytics and Design Strategy team at RTI-HS in the Manchester, UK office. Dr. Simou has more than 7 years of experience in conducting both meta-analysis and systematic literature reviews of clinical trials and observational studies. Her role at RTI-HS includes planning, executing, and interpreting the analysis in a range of therapeutic areas. Dr. Simou is experienced in performing different types of statistical analyses, including network meta-analysis, indirect treatment comparison, survival analysis, utility analysis, dose response and multivariate regression analysis and repeated measures analysis (including mixed effect modeling and generalized estimating equations). Dr. Simou has experience working on projects to support submissions to HTA agencies. She has also experience in health data, epidemiology, data manipulation and data cleaning. She has experience with a variety of statistical packages, including R and STATA. Her main therapeutic areas of interest include oncology, neurology, gastroenterology, infectious disease, allergy and respirology.
Prior to joining RTI-HS, she worked as a technical analyst in the Public Health Guideline Development team at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) where she contributed to the development of two guidelines. Dr. Simou holds a PhD in Epidemiology and Public Health from the University of Nottingham. While working on her PhD, Dr. Simou provided assistance in statistical practical sessions for the Master of Public Health program. For her PhD thesis, she conducted a series of systematic reviews and meta-analyses assessing the effect of alcohol consumption on the risk of severe respiratory diseases. This research led to four publications in peer reviewed journals, including CHEST, Sleep Medicine, BMJ Open, and The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease.